Coral Reefs (film)
Coral Reefs (French title: Le Récif de corail) is a 1939 French language motion picture adventure drama directed by Maurice Gleize. The screenplay was written by Charles Spaak, based on novel by Jean Martet. The film stars Jean Gabin, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Renoir and Gina Manès.
A poster for the film
|Directed by||Maurice Gleize|
|Written by||Charles Spaak|
Jean Martet (novel)
|Starring||Jean Gabin |
|Music by||Henri Tomasi|
|Edited by||Victor De Fast|
|Distributed by||L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne (ACE)|
|1 March 1939|
It tells the story of a charged innocent Mexican sailor who escapes to a lagoon in the Pacific Ocean. He meets with a lonely girl in the woods, having an affair. However his current gunrunning operation is noticed by an earnest detective.
In the atmosphere fascinating of the southern continent, all their strengths fight in the seas of the south full of poetry and mystery, Trott and Lilian, wreckages tracked by the police, to win the coral reef, synonymous for them of quietude and new life.
Long presumed to be lost, the film was sought after by Serge Bromberg who found a copy at the Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade in 2013. The film was then restored in coordination with the Archives françaises du film and re-released.
- Jean Gabin as Trott Lennard
- Michèle Morgan as Lilian White
- Saturnin Fabre as Hobson
- Gina Manès as Maria
- Jenny Burnay as Anna
- Julien Carette as Havelock
- Louis Florencie as Le capitaine Jolifé
- Guillaume de Sax as Springbett
- René Bergeron as Jim
- Gaston Modot as Le colonel mexicain
- Pierre Magnier as Un médecin
- Léonce Corne as L'hôtelier de Bridgetown
- Yves Deniaud as Le vendeur
- Pierre Renoir as Abboy
- Carrière, Christophe; Broussard, Philippe (2009). "Les Aventuriers du Film Perdu" (in French). L'Express. Retrieved 3 March 2014.